Open Innovation for Leaders

Online & In-Person

Open Innovation for Leaders

Master Innovation for a Competitive Advantage

Overview

2-day in-person or 4-week online program

At the nexus between idea and success is innovation. As the business world changes, your ability to manage innovation boosts your company’s competitive edge and encourages the prioritization of innovative leadership. 

The Open Innovation for Leaders program is an opportunity to learn and apply the major concepts behind modern innovation management.  Taught by the ‘Father of Open Innovation’ himself, Faculty Director Henry Chesbrough, this innovation training will give you the skills you need to implement innovative thinking and overcome organizational barriers that stifle success. 

Open innovation is an open-source approach that centers innovative thinking and collaboration as tools for success. You will learn how to integrate innovative strategies that influence your company’s technology, design, and overall business operations. You will master the essential processes to effectively explore innovation incubators and implement organizational innovation throughout your company. Upon completion, you will have a personalized action plan that launches a path for innovative ideas.

Since its creation in 2003 by Professor Henry Chesbrough, open innovation is now one of the most widely adopted innovation management concepts used in mid to large-sized firms. 

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Identify New Business Opportunities, Save Time and Money, and Recognize Innovation Risks

Learn how to use open innovation to enable inflows and outflows of knowledge across the organization that may impact growth and performance.

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Eliminate the “Not Invented Here” Syndrome from Your Organization

Learn techniques to develop new innovation practices at your organization and enlighten your technical staff on the benefits of utilizing daily open innovation processes.

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Sustain Growth Over Time

Master a mindset to follow open innovation principles and keep your company ahead of competitors.

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Anticipate Potential Sources of Resistance in Your Organization

Thoughtfully plan and anticipate potential sources of resistance and innovation challenges that impact the organization’s employees and system processes.

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Features, Dates, & Cost

Online

  • Four-week virtual innovation training utilizing the flexible, online ExecEd Digital Lab
  • Program sessions held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1:00-4:30 pm PDT
  • Father of Open Innovation-led program 
  • Three 3.5 hour sessions per week
  • Dynamic hands-on exercises
  • A personal innovation plan and an optional 90-day follow up session with Professor Chesbrough to review progress against your plan
  • Exclusive networking opportunities 
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • Open Innovation for Leaders Program Certificate of Completion 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00-4:30 pm PDT

*These programs are run as live sessions and require active participation in breakouts with peer discussions. Your engagement in these sessions are critical to the program experience for you and your fellow classmates

Sep 12 - Oct 7, 2022
$3,495
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Registration Deadline is September 9th

In-Person

  • Two-day in-person, immersive program held at Haas School of Business
  • World-renowned Berkeley Haas and Executive Education Faculty 
  • Father of Open Innovation-led program
  • Dynamic hands-on exercises
  • A personal innovation plan and an optional 90-day follow up session with Professor Chesbrough to review progress against your plan
  • Exclusive networking reception with faculty
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • Open Innovation for Leaders Program Certificate of Completion 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

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$5,250
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Who It's For

  • Executives responsible for managing and executing innovation in their organization
  • Senior R&D (Research & Development) staff and managers
  • Senior information system managers
  • Business development managers searching for sources of organic growth
  • Anyone with “Open Innovation” in their job title or job description
  • A group of colleagues or team who would like to advance their skills together

Want to approach your employer about professional development and request employer support? Read the Employer Payment Assistance Guide.

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Certificates

Certificate of Completion

Signal your professional achievement to your network and get recognized for your completion! Upon successful completion of the program, UC Berkeley Executive Education grants a verified digital certificate of completion to participants that you are encouraged to add to your profiles.

Note: This program results in a digital certificate of completion and is not eligible for degree credit/CEUs. After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you directly. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of UC Berkeley Executive Education.

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This program counts toward a
Certificate of Business Excellence
Curriculum Days 
Two Days
Pillar(s) 
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Participants in the Certificate of Business Excellence (COBE) program will earn a mark of distinction from a world-class university, gain access to a powerful global network, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years. A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence allows individuals to create a personal learning journey structured by our four academic pillars to gain management essentials in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Finance to drive both personal and organizational development.

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